'''Puppy Linux''' is an operating system
and lightweight Linux distribution
that focuses on Usability|ease of use
and minimal memory footprint
. The entire system can be run from RAM
with current versions generally taking up about 210 MB,
allowing the boot medium to be removed after the operating system
has started. Applications such as AbiWord
are included, along with a choice of lightweight web browsers and a utility for downloading other packages. The distribution was originally developed by Barry Kauler and other members of the community, until Kauler retired in 2013.
The tool Woof (software)|Woof
can build a Puppy Linux distribution from the binary packages of other Linux distributions.